Foundations for Success – The Shipley School

AIA Philadelphia


Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. EST

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A 60 minute panel presentation and Q&A investigates the transformation of The Shipley School’s facilities and campus over a 10-15 year period as a model for realizing a vision through an evolving masterplanning process. Three panelists discuss their 15 year working relationship in planning, design, and leadership that has enabled Shipley to achieve a 21st century school built upon 19th century grounds.

Founded in 1894, Shipley has grown gradually and incrementally. At the point of its centennial year 1993-94, Shipley started actively transforming their campus and many of its historic structures. Two projects just completed The Shipley Commons + Art Center and the Learning and Research Center (LARC), bookend a reinvigorated campus quad and have unified a campus of building additions. The Commons and LARC are now hubs of student life andmodel integrated learning spaces. The Commons is an active dining and social space for students before, during and after school. The LARK engages students and faculty in an open interactive research center for teaching, group and individual study. Committed to its place, Shipley has integrated strategic sustainable initiatives into campus planning, with a focus towards energy reduction, water reduction, durable materials and overall maintenance reduction. Through smart financial planning and an integrated fundraising team, Shipley has been to achieve great success in being stewards of their institution.


Catherine Broh

Invited Speaker

Catherine Broh, AIA, LEED AP, is a partner at MGA Partners Architects in Philadelphia. She is the Director at AIA Philadelphia Board of Directors, which serves to grow and support the mission of AIA Philadelphia. Read More